When I heard that hundreds of thousands of pigs were being killed inhumanely in Egypt due to public health concerns, I was outraged that the Egyptian government could stand by and let hundreds of thousands of pigs be treated this way. Some are buried alive and even burned with chemicals! [edited] Pigs are intelligent and social creatures and it is proven that they are smarter than dogs. If this were happening to dogs, there would be public outrage! I see no reason why there shouldn’t be the same cause for concern for these gentle animals that through no fault of their own are being brutally killed.